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One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to adventures on shore. So, we’re here to help you create the personalized destination experience you’ve always dreamed of. With Private Journeys, we’ll turn that dream into reality with a little guidance and inspiration from our dedicated Destination Insiders team. Arrange for a private yacht to take you to a romantic picnic lunch on a deserted island? No problem. Take an exclusive plane to explore the wilderness and glaciers of Alaska. Yes, we can do that, too. You’ll enjoy authentic experiences and exclusive visits, plus private cars, limos, planes and individual local guides. As a matter of fact, these private shore excursions are a 2017 Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award Winner.


Call (844) 571-7851 (US & Canada), (801) 666-3031 (international), or email us at privatejourneys@celebrity.com to start planning your own Private Journey. Monday–Friday 8:00 am–5:00 pm EST.



Misty Fjords Flightseeing & Crab Feast in Ketchikan, Alaska

Guests took a private flight to Misty Fjords National Monument, experienced a thrilling water landing, and savored a crab feast at the rustic George Inlet Lodge. The plane featured exceptional views of this 2-million-acre wilderness area. Explorers marveled at granite cliffs, 1,000-foot cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and the incredible beauty and grandeur of Alaska.

Enchanting Sintra and Pena Palace in Lisbon, Portugal

Visitors traveled to the woodlands and magnificent palaces of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This charming village, tucked away amid protected forests and tranquil lakes, was once the summer residence of Portugal’s kings. Guests visited Pena Palace and enjoyed lunch at the oldest hotel on the Iberian Peninsula, then explored Sintra’s cobbled lanes dotted with quaint merchant and artisan shops.

Idyllic Symi Island by Motor Yacht in Rhodes, Greece

This private voyage navigated guests off the beaten path to discover a hidden gem in the Greek Isles. They boarded a motor yacht and cruised to the island of Symi, where they went ashore for a day of swimming, sunshine, and exploration. They also traveled to a storybook seaside village, strolled the charming alleyways, and enjoyed lunch at a local tavern.

Jade Mountain Beach and Spa Day in Castries, St. Lucia

Travelers spent the day immersed in the solace of St. Lucia's less-traveled west coast. They boarded a private boat to Jade Mountain, a resort heralded for its oneness with nature. Guests kayaked, snorkeled, sailed, and just took in the tropics. Finally, they enjoyed a relaxing treatment at the beachside Kai en Ciel Spa and savored an al fresco lunch at the resort.


Take your Private Journey with the whole gang. These tours are created especially for groups of at least 8 staterooms or 16 guests. Reserve a tour exclusively for your group or customize a uniquely spectacular itinerary just for you — and everyone you’re traveling with.

Meet locals to see how they live, work and play. Visit estates, vineyards, temples and remote natural wonders. Our Destination Insiders will be happy to customize excursions for your group. Email us at groupshorex@celebrity.com to start customizing your private tour today.


How can I contact the Celebrity Private Journeys team?

The Destination Insiders can be contacted by phone at 844-571-7851 (Toll Free U.S. and Canada), 801-666-3031 (International), or by email at privatejourneys@celebrity.com.

What are the hours of operation for arranging a Private Journey?

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

Who can book a Celebrity Private Journey?

Any guest booked on a Celebrity Cruises voyage

How much time in advance should I start arranging my Private Journey?

The earlier the better. Once you’ve made your cruise reservation, please contact the team to arrange a Celebrity Private Journey. The best is to allow at least 21 days prior to sail date. Please allow one business day for our Destination Insiders to review and process your request before they respond.

What is the cancellation policy?

Because these are special arrangements made exclusively for you, Celebrity Private Journeys are non-refundable at 21 days prior to the departure date.

Will the ship wait for me if my tour is late?

Yes, when you book a Private Journey with Celebrity Cruises, we guarantee that if your tour is delayed, the ship will wait for you. In the unlikely event that your tour is significantly delayed, and the ship cannot wait, we will make all the arrangements for you to return to the ship at no expense to you.

Are Private Journeys offered by insured Tour Operators?

Yes. Our Private Journeys are planned by insured tour operators who act as independent contractors and adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

Do I receive a refund if the ship misses the port?

Yes, full refund will be applied for the private tour. Pre-reserved tickets for special events, where the ticket is non-refundable (for ex. Edinburgh Tattoo, British Open, etc.) could be exempted from refund rule.

Can you provide accessible transportation?

Any accessible needs should be directed to the experts on our Accessibility Shore Excursion team at shorexaccess@celebrity.com


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